(appropriate sub-forum?) Went for an evening ride last night, rural area w/ light traffic, nice warm night-why not? Time to smell the roses and enjoy the passing scenery-a joy ride. I had a detailed write up of the ride but have decided for the TL/DR version instead. Lately, I notice people don't like to be passed. Two separate instances last night I passed, in a leisurely manner*, cars traveling well below posted limits of 35-55 in designated passing zones; both times cars accelerate and get on my ass. *To define leisurely: beginning 2+ car lengths back, moderate acceleration on an Airhead, resume lane 2+ car lengths ahead. In fairness, I've certainly noticed this trend while driving as well- motorist tootling along is passed, seemingly takes offense and now tailgates. What's the deal here? How do you handle it, esp on a bike? Generally, I'll just hit the throttle and go, conditions permitting; but what if they don't?